Saturday, October 31, 2009

Some Autumnal Bokeh For You

More dead plants.
Happy Halloweeen y'All!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

More Mostly Dead Plant in the Field

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I have developed a fascination with taking pictures of dead plants.
They often look sharp and angular, very different from when they were alive and thriving.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

You Capture - Autumn

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I'm really happy with the way this photo turned out. It was rather windy so I set up the camera with manual focus and shot 4 or 5 times thinking at least some of it will be in focus. Not sure what kind of plant that is.
This is my contribution to You Capture over at I Should Be Folding Laundry Check it out, you'll be glad you did.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Concrete Picnic Table. And a Leaf.

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Taken down at the park at Lake Harriet. I love the shallow DOF.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Grandpa Sam's Coffee Grinder

Grandpa Sam's Coffee Grinder-ed1

Someday I hope to grind some coffee and make myself a cup. Its at least 75 yrs old I think. Another shot at my parent's cabin.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

You Capture - Technology - A Photo Challenge

This was new technology at the time, its a sandwich press.
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This is my first time taking part in the challenge over at I Should Be Folding Laundry (which IMO is one of the best blog names EVER). You can go here to check out the rest of the entires.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Milkweed going to seed

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Love the browns in this picture. Normally I don't care much for the color brown.

Monday, October 19, 2009

October Greeblepix Entry

M&D's Favorite Tree-ed1

I had a rather tough time choosing a photo for my entry this month. I took this yesterday out walking with my Mom. My parents have the most awesome cabin in Grantsberg, WI, right across the road from a State Park - we were out on this prairie walking around, saw deer tracks, sand crane tracks and BEAR tracks. But no bears- thankfully.
Anyway, this won, its my Mom and Dad's favorite tree. Here is a link to the rest of the greeblepix entries - enjoy! There are so many amazing photographers.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Monkey Bars at Lake Harriet

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Very fun, very cool.
Just got back from my parents cabin, such a gorgeous day! Took lots of pictures and I'm pretty happy with them! They'll be coming up in the next few days.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Autumnal Glory of Nature

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Tree Y

The last sunny nice day around Minneapolis. Hope its nice the next couple days as Himself has a 4 day weekend starting tomorrow.
ETA: I cannot believe I spelled Autumn wrong in the title of this post. UGH.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Three Photos Of Lake Harriet in the Sun

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Today its snowing, there's at least 2 inches so far. Himself as we're walking to the bus stop this morning "Mama, are they going to cancel school because of the snow?" ha-ha-ha "No my son, this is Minneapolis, they need at least 10 times this amount before its cancelled."

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Little Unseasonable Snow

Unseasonable Snow in Minneapolis
I had planned to take pictures in my Mom's garden, it may be too late.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Three Roses

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Favorite Yellow Rose

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Three of the rose pictures I took at Point Defiance in early September. That was such an awesome day of hanging with a good friend, watching our girls play, walking in the sunshine surrounded by gorgeous flowers. It was a good day indeed.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I love the flowers

Black Eyed Susan in Autumn
Taken at Point Defiance in early September. My Mom has a bunch growing in her side yard - if the rain would stop maybe I could take some pics of those too.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Yellow Rose and A Bee

Yellow Rose and A Bee
From my trip to Pt Defiance Rose Garden last month.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Eye Has It

The Eyes Of MJ
She's so funny, she'll walk towards me telling me "It's OK to take a picture Mama", then suddenly tell me "No More!"
I squeezed in a couple more quick close-ups heh-heh

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fall Bokeh at the Rose Garden in Minneapolis

Fall Bokeh in Minneapolis

I'm not sure what this little flower is called, its so vividly red. I really like the red flowers in the background too. There's bokeh for you.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Orange Dahlia of Love

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Lovely spikey Dahlia at Pt Defiance. About a month ago.